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Doubles of deleted doubles are also doubles

Hey, I just posted something that was deleted because it was a double. I didn't know it was a double because the original post that it doubled had a different link and keywords (I even searched, nothing came up, wish I'd thought to search for just "iron"). However, it was an exact copy of another double that did match the URL and keywords exactly. So, it seems to me, that when searching past posts in the "New Post" form, it should search through deleted posts as well, to avoid these "doubles of doubles" type situations. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jun 13, 2012 - 74 comments

I liked the Waffle House post.

I'm here to defend zarq's alleged double and the deleted Waffle House post. [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 2, 2011 - 95 comments

Mods vs White Lobster

This is an example of a double that should have been left alone. [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Feb 13, 2008 - 38 comments

aww. come on.

Why'd we go and kill this. Just because of this? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Sep 28, 2007 - 15 comments

Huh?

This post was deleted for the following reason: seen it. -- jessamyn Huh?
posted by homunculus on Jul 18, 2007 - 149 comments

C-c-c-combo breaker!

Okay. We've seen it. Now stop. The Pearls Before Breakfast piece has now been posted six times (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) in the last 32 hours. Is this a new record?
posted by Rhomboid on Apr 8, 2007 - 167 comments

Why did you delete my post?

For the record, this was heard previously, but never (unless someone can correct me) seen. [more inside]
posted by kowalski on Jan 29, 2007 - 9 comments

wiis for woots

you know...mine wasnt a double. it just happened to be on the same site. no big deal. I just thought it was kinda cool.
posted by ShawnString on Dec 22, 2006 - 32 comments

Callout of a user's antics in imminently deleted double

Shouldn't Matt and Jess be the ones who decide which posts are deleted?
posted by bonaldi on Oct 26, 2006 - 77 comments

Hampster dance dupe deleted

"hampster dance" just got deleted. it did look (after 17 comments) as though it was about to spiral seriously out of control, but matt could have at least waited an hour or two.. ok, fine, i'll go read about the military coup in thailand.
posted by dminor on Sep 19, 2006 - 16 comments

Posted yesterday?

In an attempt to be a better MeFier, I have a question about this post

I cannot find anything remotely similar to this one posted yesterday or any other day...

Can you point me in the right direction..??
posted by WhipSmart on Aug 1, 2006 - 13 comments

Where can I discuss this topic that was deleted?

Okey fine. Then where? Is there some place on the web where DrawBall is being discussed?
posted by ZachsMind on Jul 16, 2006 - 27 comments

Is it just me, or does this no longer exist?

Is it just me, or does the thread that contained the link to the British doc about White Phosphorous and MK-77 being used in Iraq no longer exist?
posted by Chomskyfied on Nov 12, 2005 - 6 comments

GoDaddy thread deleted

GoDaddy recant thread deleted.
"Because the original is still on the front page".
posted by Goofyy on Jun 22, 2005 - 63 comments

Tags for deleted double posts

Tag problem? Searching for the Jeff Gannon thread to post this juicy update, I found this page, which says there's a tag but doesn't show it. I think it may be a tag for a deleted double post?
posted by CunningLinguist on Feb 9, 2005 - 4 comments

double post


double post.
posted by brevator on Jan 28, 2005 - 17 comments

It was SO not a double!

I posted this entry that was deleted because "previously." The linked entry did not contain the same link and was marginally about the same subject. What gives?
posted by bbrown on Aug 24, 2004 - 3 comments

search didn't find double; what's up?

So, I did a search here on "search functionality" and found an indepth thread about search terms. What is the deal with searching for an href? Is that not the most important thing? My post a few moments ago was a double. Though no link was provided I trust that it was indeed posted before.

Is url matching the most difficult thing or what?
posted by folktrash on Mar 3, 2003 - 4 comments

Preventing reposts of deleted stories

This dangling baby . . . it vibrates? Every time Matt kills a "Jacko's dangling baby" post, another pops up to replace it. We've talked about this before, but I think the (general) question needs to be raised: What, if anything, can be done to prevent reposting deleted stories? It's been pointed out that posters may not know that they're posting something that has been deleted before because, um, it's been deleted before! (And with wacky news like this, there can be any number of sources for the same story, sorry.) Short of deleting the story every time it pops up, is there a better solution?
posted by mcwetboy on Nov 20, 2002 - 79 comments

Double? Where was the first?

This was apparently a double-post, but I can't find the original post anywhere on the FP. Was it deleted, or is there just a problem with my browser?
posted by kate_fairfax on Oct 4, 2002 - 28 comments

MeFi post deletion query

noticed a link I posted yesterday was removed? why? It would be nice for any moderator or higher up to e mail someone telling why the link was removed
posted by hoopyfrood on Sep 18, 2002 - 23 comments

Those Harry Potter Threads.

Those Harry Potter Threads. Reading today's Harry Potter thread (now deleted) some people mentioned that the reason it was getting posted so much was because there is no previous record of it on a search, and that multiple similar posts had been deleted. Okay, repeated posts should be deleted, but why isn't the original one anywhere to be found? It's a bit Farkesque, but still not a bad link, per se.
posted by wackybrit on Sep 4, 2002 - 47 comments

Why was my thread on the Greek govt outlawing games deleted?

Um...I posted a link a little while ago and now the thread is gone. Did I double-post or something bad and didn't know it? It was about the Greek government outlawing electronic games...
posted by dnash on Sep 4, 2002 - 5 comments

Why was this post deleted?

Why was this post deleted?

The big fat lie? "The classic [misconception is that] 95 percent of all dieters never lose weight, and 95 percent of those who do will not keep it off. This will be correctly attributed to the University of Pennsylvania psychiatrist Albert Stunkard, but it will go unmentioned that this statement is based on 100 patients who passed through Stunkard's obesity clinic during the Eisenhower administration."
posted by bingo at 4:18 AM PST - 8 comments (8 new)


It was a great article, well researched and interesting. I didn't get to read any of the comments that people submitted because I'm getting a "nothing to see here" message when I click on the comments link. What gives? Bingo didn't make up the title...that is the title of the article. I can't see why this topic would be deleted. Any chance that it can be restored? Was this just a mistake or intentional?

posted by dejah420 on Jul 24, 2002 - 13 comments

I haven't seen any double posts recently

Curious, as this is the only one I I've actually run across. It seems that double-posts have been very rare recently. Or have they just been getting caught that quickly?
posted by Su on Mar 5, 2002 - 12 comments

Double-post call-out bar raised.

Double-post call-out bar raised. Thank you, SJC.
posted by SpecialK on Jan 27, 2002 - 17 comments

The Iraqfilter is clogged

I know that some of us are bored by news about "The War", but isn't this going just a little overboard?
posted by starvingartist on Nov 13, 2001 - 47 comments

Why was my post deleted? (Tom Gutting, City Sun)

Yea I want to know why you guys deleted my post. Some people get away with posting porn sites but I can't post a controversial thread that Tom Gutting wrote in the Houston City Sun. Geez who woulda thought!
posted by redhead on Oct 8, 2001 - 8 comments

Bad day for double posts.

Bad day for double posts. I mean, I know the threads each has slightly different takes but were so many really needed?
posted by lagado on Apr 3, 2001 - 4 comments

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